common noun

  • 1Common noun — Common Com mon, a. [Compar. {Commoner}; superl. {Commonest}.] [OE. commun, comon, OF. comun, F. commun, fr. L. communis; com + munis ready to be of service; cf. Skr. mi to make fast, set up, build, Goth. gamains common, G. gemein, and E. mean low …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2common noun — n in grammar, a common noun is any noun that is not the name of a particular person, place, or thing. For example, book, sugar , and stuff are common nouns →↑proper noun, noun ↑noun …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3common noun — noun a noun that denotes any or all members of a class • Ant: ↑proper noun • Hypernyms: ↑noun • Hyponyms: ↑verbal noun, ↑deverbal noun, ↑adnoun * * * noun, pl ⋯ nouns [count] …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 4common noun — noun (C) technical in grammar, a common noun is any noun that is not the name of a particular person, place, or thing: Book and sugar are common nouns. compare proper noun, see also noun …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5common noun — noun count LINGUISTICS a noun that is not the name of a particular person or thing. For example, dog and paper are common nouns, but Mary and New York are proper nouns …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6common noun — common nouns N COUNT A common noun is a noun such as tree , water , or beauty that is not the name of one particular person or thing. Compare proper noun …

    English dictionary

  • 7common noun — noun A noun that can be preceded by an indefinite article, and denotes any member, or all members of a class; an ordinary noun such as dog or city. The Butlers had been serving the Fowls for centuries. It had always been that way. Indeed, there… …

    Wiktionary

  • 8common noun — ► NOUN ▪ a noun referring to a class of objects or a concept as opposed to a particular individual …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9common noun — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms common noun : singular common noun plural common nouns linguistics a noun that is not the name of a particular person or thing. For example, dog and paper are common nouns, but Mary and New York are proper… …

    English dictionary

  • 10common noun — noun Grammar a noun denoting a class of objects or a concept as opposed to a particular individual. Often contrasted with proper noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 11common noun — noun Date: 1656 a noun that may occur with limiting modifiers (as a or an, some, every, and my) and that designates any one of a class of beings or things …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12common noun — noun that designates any one of the members of a class (Grammar) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13common noun — /kɒmən ˈnaʊn/ (say komuhn nown) noun Grammar (in English and some other languages) a noun that can be preceded by an article or other limiting modifier, in meaning applicable to any one or all the members of a class, as woman, women, city, cities …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 14common noun — Gram. a noun that may be preceded by an article or other limiting modifier and that denotes any or all of a class of entities and not an individual, as man, city, horse, music. Also called common name. Cf. proper noun. [1860 65] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15common noun — com′mon noun′ n. gram. a noun that may be preceded by an article or other limiting modifier and that denotes any or all of a class of entities and not an individual, as man, city, horse, music[/ex] Also called com′mon name′. Compare proper noun… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16common noun — См. nomen actionis …

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